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Dec 9, 2012 3:45pm EST
a book with steve forbes, "how capitalism will save us: why free people and free markets are the best answer in today's economy" elizabeth ames, first of all, tell us about yourself and your personal experience, particularly when it comes to economics. >> i've been a finance journalist, but i've also been on both sides of the press release. so i started as a journalist and have my own pr business and they've also done projects, communication projects with clients. among them, co-authored the book. basically i were to steve forbes and conversations led to the idea for this book. >> how did you meet steve forbes? >> i met him at an event i did when i was working in southern california and one thing led to another. i moved back to new york. i am from new york and started working at "forbes" of the pr department. >> elizabeth ames, or practical experience, how do that that? >> i've learned a lot since "forbes." when i sat "forbes" islandwide about markets. again, i began as a journalist and worked at "businessweek" many years ago as a journalist. but when i started to work as an entrepren
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Dec 23, 2012 4:30pm EST
and a libertarian conference in las vegas, steve forbes, former republican candidate, chaired and "forbes" media. mr. forbes discusses his book, "freedom manifesto," a follow-up to his book "how capitalism will save us." >> now joining us on booktv is magazine publisher, politician and frequent author, steve forbes, whose newest book is coming out in august of 2012 and it's called "freedom manifesto: why free markets are moral and big government isn't." we are at freedom fest in las vegas, where mr. forbes is speaking. mr. forbes, why is that free markets are moreover, but that government isn't. with an example of that? >> remake the emphasis of big government. going back to it james madison defined. but in terms of big government not being moral, it is the opposite of what it purports to do and creates an environment we have less ability to get ahead increased dependency and not a sense of independence. it plessis crony capitalism, which hurts oil entrepreneurship and creativity. all the things the government says it does hopes the poor to make sure the markets: the right direction. they do the op
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
ames was written a book with steve forbes, "how capitalism will save us: why free people and free markets are the best answer in today's economy." elizabeth ames, first of all, tell us about yourself and your personal expense, particularly when it comes to economics. >> okay. well, i've been a financial journalist, but i've also been on both sides of the press release. so i started as a journalist and had in my own pr business, and i have also done projects, other communication projects with clients, among them riding, co-authoring books. and basically i have worked with steve forbes on a flat tax book and conversations led to the idea for this book. >> how did you meet steve forbes? >> i met him many years ago at an event that i did when i was at the university of southern california. and one thing led to another. i moved to new york, back to new york. i should i'm from new york and started working of course. so elizabeth ames, your practical express prior to working at forbes, how do you inject that into a capitalism will say the? >> basically i've learned a lot since forbes. wh
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Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
at the top, the steve jobs model or the great industrialists. what i mean is that companies that do well in the manufacturing space listen to the ideas of their employees, and are encouraging employees to come up with efficiencies this production to figure out how to assemble things more efficiently or how to make products that are more innovative, and they are soliciting those ideas. here is where i think a lot of the traditional critique on manufacturing misses the mark. robert rice, who makes the argument that there's knowledge worth -- people like lawyers, my profession, doctors, bankers, who are knowledge workers, and then there's manufacturers, and they completely miss the idea of modern manufacturing. modern manufacturing requires a lot of knowledge. these are people who are thinkers, who are innovating, and lawyers, i tell you, require a lot of repetitive work. people who say lawyers, you know, we draft documents, templates, and it's repettive. distinction is artificial, and the best manufacturers that i met were really listening to the ideas. let me give you two concrete example
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Dec 25, 2012 8:15pm EST
you're hearing sounds familiar, that's because it's steve inskeep, who is co-host of morning edition, and author of the book "instant estimate. life and death in karachi." if you would like to hear mr. inskeep in a longer format, we will be webcasting his event from one of the tents here later this afternoon. you can watch that at booktv.org. our full schedule of live coverage on our webcast and from -- on c-span2 is available at booktv.org. >> now from 2012 mike book fair, book tv sat down to discuss the book "heroes for my daughter." >> host: now joining us on our book tv set in miami is a affirm -- familiar face. brad melt sir. it's not often we talk about lisa simpson and dollie parton and the three stooges. >> i bring only the highest of high brow wherever i go. you're talking to me because of my love for my daughters, and seven years ago, on the night my daughter was born, i did a trick i did for my son. i rote "heroes for my daughter." and when it started writing the book -- on the night i was born, my father bought a bottle of sham page, and he said he would hope it when his
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am EST
steve madden kimono and so much more. this offer just clearances but you can water is a web site and enjoy some of our great. [commercial] [reading] [♪ music ♪] [♪ music ♪] >>host: all right many of these recipes are hundred years all is amazing melt in your mouth is giannios chocolate. you could see the amazing history and those black-and-white photos. let me introduce you to curve r u r eight food network fansn fweradam who is on a the company enschede is still a family company and they only make a few hundred chocolates and thousands a day. >>host: it is a small bet to make all the difference in the world. the saga of the configuration because we have 3 we have a 5 lb. box of chocolate which is a traditional gray box of chocolate. they come individually wrapped and your card is. >>guest: and to love that feature because you know what chocolate is what without having to bite into them. >>host: the 5, box is $49.95 but if you wanna go six rounds we have three different sincere if such as the jewelry sent it is the one in the green and red squares and that we also h
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Dec 9, 2012 5:15pm EST
't believe including current these. i agree with steve forbes that flow currencies, which is the standard value by which every entrepreneur has to guide and has decisions it's like floating our so that people wouldn't have to work so much. one man could have the power worth 50 minutes. the next come the 70 minute and needs in-house default swaps and insurance policies. just to guide the economy. one of the things that's happened over the last decade is that we've had a hypertrophy of finance and the reason of the excess and waste so much wealth and the economy is migrated to finance is because the currency is so unstable, that so much money can be made, betting on the ups and downs of our currency against foreign currencies. this is a big danger today. a lot of people attack the chinese for manipulating the currency. but the chinese just want to keep the currency stable. i saw the chinese want to do. they want to maintain the dollar as a standard of value. it's a saturday botching the currency. the threat to the american dollar does not come in beijing. they defend the dollar. the threat
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 1:00pm EST
and state rights outside of the question. >> prisoner steve, the nitze fusion proclamation committed to put an end to all the discussion and any existing remnants of slavery? >> it didn't. it was a very important moment because the united states, the lincoln administration exercising his power as commander-in-chief, it is a war measure, the abolished slavery without compensation to the owners, this is new. the northern states abolished slavery gradually because they were addressing the compensation. the property, having abolished property rights, you know, and without threatening other private property. so they abolished slavery without compensation and they dropped the colonization which had been central to emancipationist discourse from thomas jefferson to abraham lincoln and they provided for the military recruitment of people of african descent both of whom were slaves because of rich americans were not allowed to serve either in the united states army or the state militia because of the connection between military service and citizenship claims. oliver and the emancipation proclamation
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 10:00am EST
and it is antiquated, i don't have concerns that steve has about the subject of 1021 be because i don't think it will be executed at way. by do think we need to take another look at it and we need to have more robust domestic authorities. >> this is going back to the cyberrealm. the question raises the issue of understanding what cyberwar is, particularly the context of cyberdamage taking place as a result of intellectual property. you know the national executive, issuing a report on spying and stealing intellectual property and more recently the house intelligence service select committee, a particular report dealing with two chinese communications providers while -- where do you see that? you in particular have been quite thoughtful in this area. how do you see intellectual property and the feeling of what is taking place and how does that rice in the world of cybercrime and cyberwar? >> this is a big problem. you have to be dealing with the private sector to see how bad is. the campaigns to penetrate networks have been so lucrative particularly for china and other countries as well that th
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 7:45am EST
the histor and biography tent we're joined by a face you may not know but a voice you will know. steve inskeep, co-host of morning edition on npr and the author of this book, his first book, "instant city: life and death in catchy." karachi." steve inskeep, what happened in karachi on december 20, 2000? >> i'll let you and thanks by the way for the invitation and what for you guys are doing. on december 20, 2009 there was a religious procession in the middle of this gigantic mega- city, one of the rapidly growing megacities in the world that was bomb. it's a tragic story but when you begin digging into the details of that single day, peeling back the layers, what i discovered was the star that to me a loom and it's the way the world is developing, the way the world is going. the way that different kinds of people are coming together in cities, sometimes quite violently, and thrashing out our future. this is an event i learned about that became this book. now, how many people were killed, who bombed to? >> about three dozen people. saying precisely who bombed who is challenging, but in
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm EST
and lori, steve and sharon in the library. it is a great team working here. i am very grateful to all of them. getting back to the system, caroline mentioned playing in the desk. it was exactly in the space underneath the desk, the and the whole system was in there next to the knee hole. decades later, it was described where the microphones were. >> if i could interrupt, the agent had bestial service in the secret service. it made this assignment interesting. >> his job was to protect president kennedy from electronic surveillance. [laughter] so he was trying to keep the outside world from listening in, but he was tapped to help president kennedy listen in on his own conversations. >> it was 22 years before 1984. >> that's right, one microphone was in the knee hole and the other one was in the cabinet room not far from the oval office. there were some drapes, and he put a couple of microphones in the drapes. in his oral history he mentions that he put microphones in the residence. >> the other question that this naturally occurred, is it possible to find any documentary record of a de
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2012 1:30am EST
of the purchase price you can add the movies and steve yourself. and woody during never built? >>guest: of you with my tablet and found them what state uploaded immediately to my mac book with them and not having to sink. >>host: i guess the whole point is that we live through our computers and we are judged by what we post. that is get, whether it is date or getting a new job or just in ritchie your face book or doing6 c13 social media for your family and friends you will appreciate the power and told of the apple macbook pro. this is the perfect partnerthis does it will work hand-in-hand to do your heavy-duty works are in graphics. maybe you have somebody going to college or at work there will love having it. we are lucky we have it available 5 flexplay and it is only for the show and only for this area. once the clock expires the flexplay men will expires to keep that in c13 are saying 9 minutes sellout and you want power and to do everything games and when you do office programming on it is amazing what you can do and find via the internet. conduce so much the apple macbook pro you are
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm EST
i'd definitely perked up. my producer steve does a lot of your shows and he said he bought a lot of this set. steve knew what it was and ordered it and if this is one of mike's all- timend he has access to virtually any kind of american corn and you can think of i think this is a huge deal. just before penny's the retail value alone $42 and the entire set is $49.95.trustthis will be gone. >>host: >>guest: as you can see 300 sold just like that. of all this is the box it comes in.and you get all four of these. is a sold out limited edition. >>guest: they sold out in 2009 and coin by coin these are the territorial quarters. those are pretty rare their territorial quarters the presidential dollar and then this is $25 right here. $125 there. for all i care in my opinion you can spend them for face value though they're considered for more but this is the set and the reason why you buy it and own it. in 2009 we celebrated the 200th anniversary of abraham and the 100 anniversary of the lincoln cent. from his birthplace in the log cabin to his congressional years and his presidency.
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 5:45pm EST
point. >> [inaudible] >> steve, you just recently, not even a year ago, gave a congressional hearing; correct? you spoke to congress? >> briefly. [laughter] >> this is, you know, this is about as clear as the impression you get at of the pakistani administration right now, that is very well-supported by the american government. what could you, you know, what could you take away from this, and what do you think the forces -to-be can do to discourage bringing a certain level of democracy to pakistan? >> well, i'd rather your thoughts on that question -- >> oh, no, we get to hear you now. [laughter] >> well, i thought one thing that's important to emphasize, the last answer was really an important sort of sense of direction because, you know, the problem is that even american policy, when it tries to prevent military identity inside pakistan by encouraging the restoration of the democratic parties, can't reach the fact that the ppp has not had an internal election since time and memoriam, can't reach the fact that the pml a basically gang operations for families, and so then what is exa
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00pm EST
in chicago. she wrote stallions for steve mcqueen. so i'm writing this book. i was than his personal involvement. it is a great door in a great woman. gradually i find clues that may be somebody else was killed in her place. somebody saying i was the woman. i went to her she has to go to high school. there was no date, but a remark. maybe find out how she was alive. i've been asking ever about it. send sitting there saying she has to be alive. i've been written a book by woman by us go there and she's alive. the phone rings and a voice says hi. i understand you've been looking for me. that's a cool thing. as a woman, very modest, did some amazing stuff. i'd say i have the one that i enjoy the most was about print story which became the movie autofocus. i try to keep my word people. people know that when it comes to everything. but with a suitcase. they literally had to buy tickets so heavy of his fellow nobody near. forgot the trial after 17 years, new evidence. this really worked out extremely well. again a fabulous movie. entries will be of course i.d. act is an absolute masterpiec
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Dec 15, 2012 12:30pm EST
that group selection is the reason for human evolution. steve cole, president of the new america foundation, investigates the power and global influence of exxonmobil in "private empire: exxonmobil and american power." for an extended list of ligs to 2012 notable book selections, visit booktv's web site, booktv.org or our facebook page, facebook.com/booktv. >> booktv continues now with diana furchtgott-roth. she takes a look at president obama's green jobs initiative and argues that it hurts the economy. this is about 40 minutes. >> good afternoon. i'm howard, vice president for policy research at the manhattan institute. thanks so much for joining us. the question of of whether and how government, particularly the federal government, directs tax dollars to specific industries was a discussion in last night's presidential debate, and can it's become an important and ongoing theme in the current presidential campaign. the terms on which washington assisted the finance and auto industries have also been the focus of intense debate, but probably the most contentious example of all is the one o
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Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
and tom mcnaught it was essential but steve and karen and the library, a great team working here know the story and can do the work without the preliminary work of the librarians. mentioning playing under the desk it is then the and the whole fell one microphone was placed. one secret service agent who 1977 described where he put the microphone and that is our only source of knowledge. >> host: the agent had a particular specialty in the secret service that makes this interesting. >> he was to protect kennedy from electronic surveillance. [laughter] and trying to keep the outside from less than eight days listening and but helped kennedy himself. >> is 22 years before 1984? [laughter] one was in the knee hole then on the coffee table then in the cabinet room there were drapes there were a couple of their. he said there is some in the residence but there is no indication any tapes came out of the residents. >> host: so far. what naturally occurred is it would be impossible to find any document terry record of a decision to do this a some discussion. do you know, what produced this? >>
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 3:00am EST
. this move to michelle ng obama's father's side of the family, michelle obama's and and this is steve johnson, the first lady's great-grandmother who traveled to four cities, she was a sharecropper's daughter born in 1879 and somewhere along the way she decided she did not want anything to do with the farming life and she was one of the first of michele obama's and sisters to set site on chicago in 1908. this is her husband who was a minister who also lived in chicago. this is the first lady's great great grandmother, and she arrived in illinois some time in the 1860s. the first lady describes herself as a south side girl but the family had no idea their roots in illinois go that far back. if you look at mary, you will understand why the family story says she was part cherokee. she obviously has a mixed lineage but i was never able to establish for sure whether that was true. this is the first lady's grandfather, a mislabeled slide, who left south carolina and arrive in chicago around 1931. this is millvinia, the owner of millvinia's brother. this is a photo, this is an amazing coat, there is
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 11:15pm EST
favorite confidence men because teammate steve martin of a villain. i wonder as you look on the scene today how do you assess president obama as a confidence man and a panoply of confidence men, and not to put a fly in the ointment but how do you assess that from me as a confidence man? >> why don't know. we are going to work this side of the street and work - they said my daughter you are soberly and that funny and smart why don't you run for president? i don't have it in me. at the end of the george bush was trying to go and at the end of the day i was free to shoot myself. [laughter] so there are these people in the system that spend that spend their whole life doing press and their politicians and once in a widely public servant has the capacity to be a public servant and there's time left over at the end of the day between lobbying and banking to take care of the country. and as milton friedman said, we just don't have the time to bone up on the people trying to rob us through the x corporation and rob us through the light union and the people getting a subsidy for this and of that. be
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Dec 15, 2012 9:15am EST
bunnies in chicago, she rode stallions with steve mcqueen. great store. i'm writing this book and they're always time-consuming and wasn't as personally involved so was not a successful book but it was a great story and a great woman. i'm finding little clues that may be somebody else was killed in her place, i was in alfred hitchcock's shower in psycho so i went to the high school and they had gotten all together in las vegas and there was no date that there is a remark -- on a wednesday i figured out she is alive. i had been asking everywhere about her so i am sitting at my desk saying she has to be alive. i have written a book about a woman killed by a serial killer and she moved to the desert and she is alive. the phone rings and a voice says this is marlene -- it would have killed me did she had called tuesday. i always thought that is a cool thing. here's a woman who's forgotten, very modest, does that one year being a model and an actress and -- i like to do that. my other one that i enjoyed the most was the bob crane story which became a movie autofocus and i went to the nevada
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Dec 15, 2012 9:00pm EST
of the list is "and broke and" published 2010 followed by killing linkdin, walter isaacson, as steve jobs is number four. 2011. another 2011 title. the power of havoc and edward klein and tina fey fey" boss pants." and that was on the list. sarah weinman what is wild? >> that was an amazing memoir by a woman to a previously written a novel called torch. she would describe in her mid-20s a failed marriage, her mother died, drug issues, she decided she would walk the pacific coast trail and did so with minimal preparation and described how doing this walk broker apart the put her back together. it was on the best built cellar for so long and to understand the advanced high as oprah winfrey decided to revive the book club she may not have a nationally syndicated show but she does have the oprah winfrey network and her magazine with the on-line conduit so when she chose wild, it read to a -- lead to a great uptick of sales. so then also other books like tiny beautiful things was reissued. oprah made her next selection and a debut novel from a woman who have never previously published fiction
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Dec 23, 2012 9:15am EST
economics. michael j. sandell, george w. bush, steve forbes all weigh in. and then at 9 p.m. craig whitney sits down with the former president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence to discuss his book "living with guns: a liberal's case for the second amendment." watch these programs and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >>
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Dec 23, 2012 2:45pm EST
that would unleash a lot of pent-up activity. steve davis just published a paper out of the university of chicago that shows last year by his estimate economic uncertainty was the highest it'd ever been in the u.s. he claim up with a very clever measure to measure uncertainty, and according to last year gdp growth was a percent and a half lower because of all the uncertainty about the things with the fiscal cliff and the debt limit and so on. so that's a percent and a and a. we have got a percent out of taxes, half a percent to a percent out of fiscal consolidation and a percent and a half out of certainty. if you do it all at once, you probably won't get the high-end number. but i am very on optimistic thaf we just get ahead of the curve on these problems, that we can have the country we remember. thank you. >> thank you. i want to turn o jason. he -- turn to jason. we all know that in a financial sense and medicare are in trouble, but what we asked can him and charles blah house to do was how do you reform the social security system so it's not just fixing it in terms of making it ba
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
-searching. he ran into steve keever, a young man he talked to the day before at the ever loving trading post. it is strong compact body with his long blond hair and beard looks like gore. i just wanted to touch that, not his hair. he had enormous open-heart. he has to sailors he found out whether he was looking for. he said no, so invited mccarthy for christmas dinner as communal house that evening. when he showed up in 1815 oak street, headquarters at the good earth commune instantly felt he was stepping into a stream of what the haight was supposed to be. you're in a three-story victorian is beautifully kept with shiny oiled wooden floors and heavy velvet curtains. a high ceiling dining room is dominated by huge table that looks like it was constructed with ray road ties and bolted together. a table was filled with platters of food, rose to a winter vegetables mashed potatoes and the room is filling up with people, men, women, babies of all races, white, black, brown, yellow, red. or if he stood quietly in the chaos and took it all in. he knew he'd come home. the good earth commune with es
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00pm EST
in a room with hitler, the two of them would negotiate a deal. he refused steve cutler was a mad and, that hitler didn't care about the german people, that hitler had other fears that drove him. he believed there would be a rational actor. he told the leader of the zionist community in the first president of israel, he said i'm going to go meet with him, work it out. it became so it anti-churchill, anti-british, antiwar effort that the british opened a file on him, which i founded the national national archives in britain called the candidate and a fine. and in the german archives, there are records of his conversation with the german diplomats wanting to get to berlin to negotiate an end to the war and to negotiate a settlement that would prevent war and i would rescue the jewish refugees. again, not for the first time he had gone from being an insider to the outside. he returned to this country in disgrace. he supported roosevelt for reelection in 1940, which is all roosevelt wanted the way roosevelt did not fire as he should have. he retired and got an interview through the battle
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Dec 29, 2012 9:00am EST
, walter isaacson's steve jobs, number 4 published in 2011, wild, derek larsson in the garden of beasts, another 2011 title, power of habit, edward klein's at the aging, tina fay's bossy pants, and american sniper was published in january and that was on the list for 17 weeks. sarah weinman, what is wild? >> that was an amazing memoir by a woman who had previously written a novel called for ridge . she described as-she decided on a whim that she would walk the pacific coast, well over a thousand miles and did so with minimal preparation and describe the essentially how doing this long distance walk broke her apart and put her back together again. the big reason why this book was on the best-seller list for so long even though there had been a great deal of attempts, i read it a couple months before publication and certainly understood all the advance height, oprah winfrey decided to revive her book club. she may not have a nationally syndicated show anymore but she does have the oprah winfrey network and her magazine, the 0 prime magazine and many conduits so when she shows wild for the
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Dec 2, 2012 7:30pm EST
. steve if we can that next item i would like to show that for one minute if that is possible? 1885. simply because (...) >>host: >>guest: you have just seen the last couple sell out. >>host: someone knows someone25 >>guest: 1885 from the new orleans mint and much more difficult to get this in ms64use the stuff in the new orleans man was old and broken down but the san francisco man was new. -- mint >>host: they stopped >>guest: stopped making coins there in 1909. this is spectacular and the same thing ms64. for new orleans. 1885 in new orleans and it looks like it was made folks. stunning and we had one minute on that. difficult to especially in the ms64 and i only have a few of and if i can spend 20 seconds (...)this has sold out on the prestige proof sets. >>host: let's talk about coming up. >>guest: how many of those are left? 10 or 12 of them.38 left of those. >>host: this is coming up and now we are going to onto a pretty spectacular set and you were talking about your love of copper coins earlier. this $100 off and the lowest price we have ever had it on the air. >>gu
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Dec 8, 2012 1:30pm EST
booktv highlights a few programs about economics. james gustav, steve forbes and george gilder all weigh in. watch this and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >> now, from albany, new york, we hear about the state-mandated new york state writer's institute. the program promotes cultural initiatives through author presentations, workshops, film screen things and more -- screenings and more. >> i can see each event just as vividly as i can see the posters before me. i'm donald faulkner, i'm director of the new york state writer's institute, and what we do, what i do is kind of herd intellectual cats. we bring a lot of writers through to albany to do readings, we also do a number of other types of programs, events, writing workshops and film series and programs with young writers and a summer institute that we run in saratoga. >> the life of the -- my life in the last few years was, i suppose you'd call it adventurous. but this thing ruined everything. [laughter] >> we go far and wide, find the best writers that we can and bring them to albany.
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Dec 16, 2012 8:00am EST
you made steve martin a villain. i wonder as you look upon the political scene today how do you assess president obama as a confidence man in the panoply of confidence men, and not to put a fly in the oiptment, but how do you assess mitt romney at a confidence man? >> well, i don't know, you know? it's like they say, they're going to work their side of the street, and i'm going to work mine. i heard condoleezza rice talk about -- several weeks ago, and so and so said, my god, dr. rice, you're so brilliant, so funny, so smart, so patriotic, why don't you run for president? she said, i just don't have it in me. i used to tour with george bush, and at the end of the day, he was raring to go, and at the end of the day, i was raring to shoot myself. [laughter] so there are these people in our evolved system who spend their whole life doing press and begging, and they're called politician. and once in a while a publicker servant, we get one who also has the capacity to be a public servant and has a little time left over at the end of the day between lying and begging to take care of the coun
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Dec 22, 2012 3:00pm EST
a few programs about economics. michael j. sandell, george w. bush, steve forbes all weigh in. craig whitney sits down with the former president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violation to discuss his book, "living with guns." watch these programs and more all weekend long on booktv. and for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >> booktv is here at the annual national press club authors' night, and joining us now is author arkansas run aruno has written a book called first cameraman. what's your association with the obama campaign? >> well, in 2008 on the obama campaign i was his personal videographer which is something i carried through to the first two and a half years of the white house. and this last cycle, actually, did not work on the campaign formally or at the white house, i worked in that new and strange, murky world of super pacs and pac and independent can expenditures. >> talk to us about the campaign in 2008. how'd you get hooked up with the president? >> well, there was an ad in craig's list -- no, that's actually not the case. it was right place, right time. a
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
it is steve inskeep. cohost of npr's morning edition. his first book, "instant city: life and death in karachi." he joins us here at the national book festival. if you would like to hear him come out we will be webcasting his event for one of the tents here at the national book festival later this afternoon. you can watch that i booktv.org. the full schedule of live coverage on the web and on c-span2 is available at booktv.org. .. c-span: justice sandra day o'connor, why a book about the lazy b? >> guest: basically, because my brother and i grew up on the lazy b ranch, and it ended up being sold in the late 1980s, and it broke my heart. something that i thought would always be part of me and part of our family and always there for my children and grandchildren and their children was gone, and there wasn't any other way to preserve it, i guess, except to sit down and see if we can write up some of those memories and make it real. c-span: when--when did you start writing it? >> guest: oh, about three years ago. for a long time, it was so painful that the ranch was gone that i couldn't let myself
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Dec 23, 2012 3:30pm EST
is what a particular benefit for private equity. steve schwartzman's famously compared this to hitler's invasion of poland. i recently sort of as part of the sort of getting the story of my book out there did a piece for the new yorker where i profiled leon cooperman, and i write about him also in the book. and just kind of by the way in one of our considerations he said, you know -- conversations, he said, you know, there really are so many parallels between the rise of barack obama and the rise of hitler. and i said, excuse me? he said, no, i don't mean to compare them, of course, but there really are a lot of parallels. and he went on and on is and on and on. [laughter] so, again, a very commonplace thing. the other concept which was really astonishing to me was this sense not just of victimization, but that the middle class owes them and a sense of kind of being taken for granted and not being treated that well. and so i'd like to introduce you to the concept of the self-pacs. the potential who introduced -- the person who introduced me to this concept is a guy called foster freez
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
our facebook page and send it on to all of your friends. one more question. >> i am steve smith, navy 79. we just graduated as a last the last class of the new academy. i am proud of not only my daughter but all the people who followed and her footsteps of the naval academy. [applause] where did the matt freeman foundation go when we got out of -- [inaudible] >> we have an educational theme and at this point it's in any war-torn country. we have people that have started in djibouti and some of the areas over there and we hope to be able to get into other countries as we expand. we really just started a few years ago and the requests are starting to come in more from individuals. we also have large shipments at go to our humanitarian warehouses over there. each one of them is packed with information about matthew and the project and where it came from. i have wonderful pictures of principals in the schools over there holding mattheus pictures saying, someday we would like to meet this woman because we would like to thank her for the tools for our children. so most of it has been local.
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Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm EST
, in the memoirs, he was only able to use a signal fraction of the tapes, and i asked steve, head of the library, and it may have been jim at the time, is this public domain? yes. can i use it? yes. as a result, bud was speaking to me every day literally. it was a lucky find. now future generations can use it and some of the personality sketches, made great use of it, intelligence service, all of that is in there, and, particularly, some of the notes on who used the sources and how he infiltrated in, that's all from the tapes. that was the main source of data, the personal papers were a main source of data. the family papers a source of data, and i used the declassified and unclassified documents that are in the history center. getting access i need, i leave that to the next generation. any other questions? i think there was one more. okay. that's a good sign. maybe i answered them all or maybe you want to go back to the bar. on that, thank you, all, it's been a real honor to be here, enjoy the book. every author -- i were the day six years ago when i started this project. every author dreams of
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Dec 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
house at steve santa plaza in beautiful downtown troy. right now we're at the stuyvesant plaza store, and we have been here since 1975, and we sell books. real books. books that you can hold in your hand, crack open, cuddle up in a chair with, those kind of books. i started out in the publishing industry, i was a sales rep for simon and schuster and then for penguin -- then putnam, that was back in the '90s and '8 o -- '70s and '80s. and i sold books all over upstate new york and throughout demand. and after about ten years i decided i wanted to go to the other side of the counter and sell books. and so i went to work for the bookstore here in this plaza, and i eventually bought into the business and then bought the business out. and so i have been here since, as sole owner, since 1991. and it's been an up and down history since then. shortly after i purchased the store with a small business administration loan, it was barnes & noble and borders moved in, and the -- literally, the literary landscape of albany, new york, changed overnight as it did across the country. because that exp
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Dec 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
, but as steve hawkins said earlier, to challenge the system of power that is now controlling things and has to be changed if were going to be a chart two, livable for future generations. thank you area match. [applause] >> bar from albany, new york with a time help of time warner cable we talk with her libraries. >> the new york state library goes back to 1818, one of the first eight libraries in the nation at the very, very proud among tradition of being able to share resources with everyone. certainly the grilled libraries for me one of the cornerstones, sort of the diamond at the top in terms of saying the commitment new york makes his people is a commitment to everyone. if you take a moment to think about not being able to open that book and read at without some other kind of intervention, you get the idea this is a pretty amazing service that the government has created and we been able to offer in new york for decades and decades. >> this is the free service that is offered through the national library service for the blind in the library of commerce to citizens in all 50 states. the f
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Dec 15, 2012 8:00am EST
shalom cohen, my colleague, eric trager, and congratulating one again our gold prize winner, steve cook. [applause] thank you all very much for joining us today. [inaudible conversations] >> now on c-span2, we bring you booktv, 48 hours of nonfiction authors and books. here are some programs to look out for this weekend. at noon in light of congress discussing the so-called fiscal cliff, booktv highlights a few programs about economics. arlie hochschild. then tomorrow stephen han and sara gordon sit down with booktv to talk about their books. also on sunday at 2 p.m. eastern danny danon discussing his book, "israel: the will to prevail," followed by patrick tyler, author of "fortress israel: the inside story of the military elite who run the country and why they can't make peace." watch this and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule can, visit booktv.org. >> strangle me -- [inaudible] >> give it to him hard! >> he's not safe on that bus. >> i've been on that bus. they are just as good as gold. >> as all of us, i think, in this country we're starting to see people
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Dec 22, 2012 4:30pm EST
of people are good people and even many who are not courteous. kaj: >> steve inskeep, something you address you're dressed as a suicide bomber. what is that? >> in some cases you discover it's not a suicide bomber at all. the incident at the center of my book appears to be a suicide bombing at first. the later it turns out not to be one. he was left in what looked like a mailbox. basically a box for other pieces of scripture to be properly disposed of. it is powerfully symbolic. you discover there are a lot of people who are using a lot of calculating techniques in order to bring disruption. suicide bombing, as terrifying as it sounds, is a lot less common than the past. they are using technology today in ways that are ever more insidious. >> what was your first book experience? you have a second book coming? >> yes, i do have a second book coming. >> congratulations. >> i'm very excited about that. it's a great thing. it's going to be domestic, it's going to involve introduction and a very significant event. in the life of the president, the guy on the 20-dollar bill. an event that everyon
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